The twin cities have their guy. (Again.)
The Minnesota Twins announced that they have signed Ervin Santana to a four-year deal worth $55 million.
Over the past few seasons, Santana has pitched for the Los Angeles Angels, the Kansas City Royals and the Atlanta Braves. Atlanta had extended him a qualifying offer, but Santana apparently found what he was looking for.
Last year in Atlanta, he had a record of 14-10 with an ERA of 3.95. However, after Atlanta’s disappointing season in which they finished below .500, Santana seemed ready to move on after multiple comments on how lackluster the Braves had been.
Santana will fit in well in the Twins’ rotation alongside Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco. The Twins are hoping to follow up on their 2009-2010 playoff appearances.
Over his career, Santana is 119-100 with a 4.17 ERA over 10 years.